Learn About an In-Office Lunchtime Glycolic Peel Video

An essential element of any facial rejuvenation regimen is an in-office glycolic peel. Dr. Schultz takes you into his office to show you exactly what glycolic peels are by performing one.
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Dr. Neal Schultz: Hello, I'm Dr. Neal Schultz, and welcome to the DermTV. Today we are going to do something a little bit different, by now you know how important I think daily exfoliation is as one of the three principles processes or products that you need to do it to have beautiful and healthy skin. And today I thought I would demonstrate an in-office glycolic treatment. This is Marina, Marina is one of my nurses, and today I'm going to demonstrate how easy it is and how simple to have an in-office glycolic treatment. Certainly at home the glycolic products that you use are anywhere from 8 to 10 or 15 percent and they are very helpful at removing dead cells to make the skin color more even, to give the skin a luster and a brightness, and to make the skin healthier but when we do a treatment in the office we use 30 or 40 percent glycolic and it's stronger and accomplishes more. The first thing that we do is we prepare the skin, and I take a toner that I put on a cotton pad and I just clean all the oil and debris of the skin. The reason that we do this is to prepare the skin the same way uniformly every time before we do a glycolic treatment so that way the glycolic can have the same affect. Just the way we cleanse the skin every time before we put any other products on. We allow the toner to dry and then I take the actual glycolic product, which I've removed from this dispensing bottle, and I very carefully wipe off the extra glycolic and with even gentle strokes I'm covering the skin with a very thin layer of this glycolic product which is 40 percent. In so doing -- Marina roll your upper lip into your mouth, that's it just to get all of the corners, around the eyes, up to the hairline. This product will stay on her skin for about 2 or 3 minutes. She may feel some tingling but there will be no burning there will be no discomfort and from this procedure there will be no redness, she won't actually see any flaking or peeling even though we call it a "glycolic peel" it's also called a "glycolic treatment", a "lunchtime peel" but again no visual downtime from it, no ill affects. In about another minute or minute and a half, Marina is going to rinse her face at the sink and she will know that all of the glycolic product is off her skin because the skin will stop tinkling and she won't feel the stickiness on her skin of the glycolic product. That's all there is to our in-office glycolic treatment, it's harmless and it's very helpful for more beautiful and healthier skin. Please join me again at DermTV.com. If you have a question, please send it to me by visiting dermtv.com/question. I'm Dr. Neal Schultz and thank you for watching today.

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